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State Marijuana Law Conflicts with Federal Guidelines Leading to Denial of Firearms Purchase Video included

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Steve Richards is the owner of Steve's Trading Post, a gun shop that's been around for the past 35 years. "We'll probably sell about 300 guns this holiday season, mostly for hunting and self protection. Personal protection is very popular," said Owner, Steve Richards. Since Missouri adopted a new medical marijuana law, though, there may be fewer people eligible to buy a gun this year. "We have heard from our compliance people and they have made it very clear th... More>>

Northeast Oklahoma man dies after crash in Joplin, MO

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The Joplin Police Department responds to a single-vehicle crash on November 18th, 2018, just before 6:00 a.m. It happened on I-44 Westbound at the 2.4 mile marker.

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Kansas Governor & 3 State Agencies Named in Federal Lawsuit Over Foster Care

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A class action lawsuit is filed against Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and three state agencies. The federal lawsuit filed Friday, claims foster children in Kansas  are shuffled between homes and facilities so much that they can be essentially rendered homeless while in state custody.    

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Numbers of Harvested Deer in Missouri on the Rise

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Greg Elliott, like many, looks forward to hunting season and the rewards go beyond the buck he's bringing home. "I enjoy the peacefulness of it, to basically be out there when the sun comes up and the birds starts chirping and everything starts moving. I do enjoy the kill also, but both of them together is pretty peaceful and it's enjoyable," Elliott, a Joplin hunter, explained. Elliott started hunting with a friend about 10 years ago, and since then, it's become ...

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Turkey Trot Helps Hope Kitchen and Hunger Awareness Video included

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A 5 k run called the Turkey Trot in Neosho worked to help others. 

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Recount Results in Official Winner of Commissioner's Race Video included

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The Crawford County hand recount of votes reverses the outcome  of the commissioners race. 

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Student 5-K Raises funds for Teen Battling Cancer Video included

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Pitt state students walk to raise funds for a local teen with leukemia.  More than a hundred students and community members came out for the first ever "Be the Match" 5-\K run and walk at Pitt State.  It was held to raise awareness for the national bone marrow donor program -- and to raise funds for Pittsburg 17-year old Payton Kannarr.  Payton attends Saint Mary's Colgan High School, and her father Shane owns Kannarr Eye Care in Pittsburg. Payton was... More>>

Sensitive Documents Trashed at Shredding Event Video included

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Joplin residents get rid of sensitive documents in a way that protects them from identity theft. The Joplin Recycling Center hosted a free shredding day for America Recycles Day. More than a hundred vehicles came through to safely dispose of bills and more. Two mobile shredding trucks from CRC Shredding Company were at the center from 10 a-m until two on Saturday (11/17) for people to drop off old medical paperwork, receipts and other documents.  The big focus of th... More>>

Shoppers Spend More on Gifts This Year Video included

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As people pour in through the doors of Cecil Floyd Elementary, shoppers like Don Manka are spending more freely. "We bought some Christmas gifts and then we've also bought some stuff that we're gonna end up using," said Carterville shopper Don Manka. Manka feels like the economy has improved and people are doing more than just window shopping this year. "I think the stores, I mean craft fairs, we've been to about 4 or 5 this season and they've actually been pre...

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SEK Bake Sale Offers Sweet Treats to Benefit Shelter Video included

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The SEK Humane Society hosts their annual bake sale to benefit their animal shelter. Baked goods ranged from cookies and cupcakes to pies and dog treats. All items are home made and donated by people in the community. Proceeds go towards purchasing needed items for dogs and cats at the animal shelter. "That includes dog food, kitten formula, we'll have toys, the kitty litter. It goes to everything that these dogs need, and right now our shelter is at full capacit... More>>

Coffee Trends Inspire Three New Shops In The Metro

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    A new survey by the website "Webstaurant Store" has noted an increase in coffee shop customers, especially those 13 to 18.  Three new coffee shops have opened in the Joplin metro area within the last couple of months, so we sent Chris Warner to find out what trend's brought them here.  Although there's a growing trend of younger coffee drinkers, the coffee shops we visited all told us they see all ages frequent their stores. Neil Simmonds, Z... More>>

Carthage Hammers Lebanon, Advances to State Semifinals Video included

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Highlights from the Tigers' 43-8 win over Lebanon in the Class 5 Quarterfinals Friday night.

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Jones, Lewis Sign at Joplin High School Video included

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Grant Jones (Baseball) and Garret Lewis (Tennis) signed Letters of Intent Friday afternoon at Joplin High School. 

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State Conference held in Pittsburg for First Time Video included

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A statewide conference is in Pittsburg for the first time -- and could make it easier for the city to influence decisions at the state level.  Community Development, records management, and advising local leaders.  Those are just a few things city and county managers across Kansas work on every day.  Donald Cawby, Conference Organizer:"Cities and counties are sub-divisions of our state government we have to keep up on trends, changes in laws, managerial challeng... More>>

Turkey Trends on the Slimmer Side Video included

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This is a big time of year for the Garrett Family Farm as they more than double their turkey production. "Last Thanksgiving we did 20, kind of our first hit at it. This year we did 60. Next year we're hoping you know maybe to increase to the 200 mark," said Brittany Garrett with Garrett Family Farm. The Garrett's produce pasture raised, non-GMO meat, something that's becoming a growing trend as consumers become more interested in their health. "We always l... More>>

New Way To Treat Depression In Joplin

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    A new way to treat depression has made it's way to the four-states...Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or "TMS" therapy is a non-drug, non-invasive treatment for patients with major depression who have not seen success on anti-depressant medication.     Freeman Health's Ozark Center recently debuted the technology which uses a highly targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what an MRI machine uses, to stimulate nerves in the part of... More>>

Three Year Old Left On Webb City Bus

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    A child is left behind on a bus in Webb City and the parent takes to Facebook fighting for change. Dr. Kevin Cooper, Webb City Asst. Superintendent: "To be honest with you, we're not 100% sure exactly, how it happened, but we can tell you that we had a student that was left on a bus for an extended period of time, and it was one of our early childhood students." The child left behind, only three years old, the daughter of Samantha Sweet.  Sweet t... More>>

Vogt Signs at Carthage High School Video included

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Trason Vogt is an All-Conference and All-District pitcher for Carthage. 

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Humboldt Aims to Continue Historic Run Video included

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The Cubs (11-0) are in the state semifinals for the first time in team history, where they will face Riley County Friday night. 

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Joplin Family Comes Together in House Fire Aftermath Video included

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It took hours for firefighters to subdue the flames that engulfed the Dallies' home, a frightening experience for one of the survivors. "You can't see, you can't breathe and you know you're just distraught. The only thing you can think of is just get everybody out, get everybody all taken care of and that's all you can do," said Angelica Dallies. This two-story family house belonged to the Dallies and extended relatives for nearly 20 years. "Everybody pretty mu... More>>

Crawford County, Ks man enters plea deal in shooting Video included

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Muriece Scholes, 77, of rural Frontenac, Ks enters a plea deal for shooting a Pittsburg man. The crime happened on June 4th, 2017, near 940 S. 250th Street in Crawford County, Kansas. Dispatch received a call about a man being shot. Deputies responded and found 42-year-old Warren Hill with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Authorities got a warrant and on June 14th, 2017, arrested Scholes for first degree attempted murder for shooting Hill. As part of the plea deal, Scholes will be ...

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Guilty verdict in Joplin murder case

James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018) James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)
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A jury finds James Henneha guilty of first degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford. Closing arguments were delivered this morning (Nov. 15, 2018) and the jury retired at 9:58 a.m. The jury was then seated at 1:28 p.m. and read the following, " WE, THE JURY, FIND THE DEFENDANT JAMES WARREN HENNEHA GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS SUBMITTED IN INSTRUCTION NO. 5." Tonya Crawford was reported missing on January 22nd, 2016. A day later, a landlord and fam...

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Neosho High Speech & Debate Team Earn Top 100 Status in Nation Video included

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Neosho high school ranks in the top 100 schools by the National Speech and Debate Association, placing 42nd out of 3500 schools. 

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Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' host, dies at 85

Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.
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By Megan Thomas and Kevin Bohn, CNN     (CNN) -- Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. Raised in Washington D.C., the guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen. He made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at a... More>>

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 11-15

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JOPLIN HOUSE FIRE 11 people, including five children escaped from an overnight house fire in Joplin. The two-story fire on the corner of South 19th and Seargent erupted into flames around 3 a.m. A total of four trucks worked to put out the flames, but nearly two hours later those flames were still burning strong. One of the family members says they had three space heaters running and the fire may have started from electrical reasons.   GARY NODLER HONORED Missouri Southe... More>>

11 People Escape from an Overnight Fire in Joplin Video included

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11 people, including five children escaped from an overnight house fire in Joplin.  The two-story fire on the corner of South 19th and Seargent erupted into flames around three o’clock this morning.  A total of four trucks worked to put out the flames, but nearly two hours later those flames were still burning strong.  Six adults and five children were in the home and escaped uninjured.  One of the family members says they had three space heaters running and ... More>>

Kafka Signs to PSU Track & Field Video included

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"Right when I walked in I knew that's where I wanted to go. It's always been a dream for me to go to Pitt State."

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Special Report: Eyes on the Road Video included

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On most days you can find Modot emergency response operator Roy Cota on the highways surrounding Joplin, clearing accidents and assisting motorists and local first responders. But that job would be impossible without assistance from the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks, commonly referred to as the "TMC." 

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SEK Law Enforcement Offices starting Drug Task Force Video included

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Catching drug dealers in Labette county, Kansas is the focus of a new multi agency task force.  In the past couple of weeks, the Parsons Police Department has made two separate drug arrests that involved suspects from outside of Labette county, and even the state. One happened at a hotel on main street.. and the other in the middle of town.. both arrested for suspicions of distribution.  Robert Spinks, Parsons Police Chief:"We've made arrests on significant play... More>>

Joplin Redevelopment Corporation Sends Renovation Plans to Council Video included

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A Joplin building owner is a step closer to being able to renovate two downtown buildings.       The Joplin Redevelopment Corporation or JRC said yes to the plan from Lori and Jeremy Haun that could bring new businesses to the 900 block of Main. 

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Trial underway for murder of Gypsy Blanchard's mother in Missouri Video included

Nicholas Godejohn in court, Nov. 13, 2018, Springfield, Mo. Nicholas Godejohn in court, Nov. 13, 2018, Springfield, Mo.
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The trial of a man accused of murdering the mother of his girlfriend is underway in Springfield, Missouri. Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, a jury watched compelling evidence in the trial of 29-year-old Nicholas Godejohn - his 2015 confession. "The truth is... Ok I'll admit it. I did actually stab her," says Godejohn in the interrogation footage. The confession is just a fraction of the hour and a half long interrogation footage watched by all twelve jurors and the defendant...

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Kidnapping investigated in southwest Missouri, one arrested Video included

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The Barton County Sheriff's Office releases information about a kidnapping case. Authorities have arrested a Lamar, Missouri man for kidnapping and resisting arrest. A 46-year-old woman told authorities that she had been tied up and bound by duct tape and nylon rope at her home off "A" Highway in Barton County.

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-14 Video included

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Testimony has begun in the trial of James Henneha of Joplin who is accused of murdering Tonya Crawford.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck Video included

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A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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Henneha Murder Trial Begins In Joplin Video included

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After a morning of jury selection, the first degree murder trial of James Henneha was underway in Joplin Tuesday. Henneha is accused in the strangulation death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford back in 2016.  

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MSSU Celebrates opening of Lion Co-op Video included

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A new program at Missouri Southern is focused on providing a source of food for students who are "food insecure".  A big day for MSSU.. appropriately.. marked by the cutting of green and gold. All to mark the beginning of a program dubbed "the Lion Co-op."  Andrea Cullers, Kinesiology Professor:"It's kind of like a grocery store. They can take what they need, and then come back a few days later and take more of what they need." Chris Lynn is... More>>

Stained Glass Window Both Memorial and Mission Video included

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Freeman Health System unveils its final window of inspiration.        .

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Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican Gov. Mike Parson has named state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect as Missouri's attorney general. Parson appointed the 43-year-old Republican on Tuesday. The attorney general's seat will be open once Hawley joins the U.S. Senate in January. Hawley unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in last week's election. Voters elected Schmitt as treasurer by wide margins in 2016. He previously served as a state senator representing suburba... More>>

#1 East Mississippi, #2 Garden City to Meet in NJCAA National Championship in Pittsburg

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Garden City is led by head coach Jeff Sims, who will take over as the head coach at Missouri Southern following the national championship game. 

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Snow Producing Another Traffic Hazard Video included

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    When it comes to saving money, energy efficiency is one of the first things on the list.  But that conversion for traffic signals...has an unexpected, winter side effect.  About ten years ago the City of Joplin joined the trend of replacing the old-style incandescent traffic lights with LED's. David Hertzberg, Joplin Public Works Director: "The LED lights save 80% of the energy and they're a good sustainable and safe system."     E... More>>

Department of Transportation Officials Tackle the Elements

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Area road crews are working around the clock to keep roads safe. Both the Missouri and Kansas Department of Transportation began working on roads before the wintry weather began. Crews are putting down salt and in some places, a salt and sand mixture. MODOT says this snow is easy to plow, but issues of re-freezing overnight are a concern.   "The ground temperatures, they're right there at freezing mark, so that's why everything is kinda building slush. It's making ... More>>

Joplin Man Reunites with Long-Lost Guitar After 35 Years Video included

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As Cal Denison runs his fingers over the chords of his once-lost 72' Gretsch Tennessean guitar, he can't help but marvel at all that its been through. "The kids would sit on my lap and play it when they were little, and I played it with different bands and stuff and some of those people aren't around anymore. There's just so many things tied to that guitar, so many memories. It's hard to describe," said Denison. His parents bought him the guitar for his 17th birthday, ... More>>

Missouri authorities search for suspect vehicle in high-speed chase

The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018) The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)
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Authorities search for a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase through Lamar, Missouri. It happened on November 12th, 2018, around 7:40 a.m. The deputy first saw the vehicle near O Highway and 160 west of Lamar. The deputy then saw the vehicle travel east on 160 until it reached the substation by Barton County Electric where it then turned and went back west on 160 highway. Authorities say the vehicle continued until it turned at a residential driveway (before J Highway)... More>>

Pittsburg Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

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The cold weather has finally arrived, which means residents will be turning up their thermostats and using home heating devices to stay warm. During the cold-weather months, it is especially important to make sure homes are heated safely. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of home heating fires occur in the months of December, January and February. To help keep residents safe this season, the Pittsburg Fire Department is sharing some essential hom... More>>

Joplin Museum Exhibit Features WWI Collection and Local History

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Veterans of World War I and what they endured are part of   an exhibit  at the Joplin mineral museum.  

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  • David's Bridal files for bankruptcy protection

    David's Bridal files for bankruptcy protection

    Monday, November 19 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-11-19 17:45:08 GMT

    (AP) David's Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures.

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    (AP) David's Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures.

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  • KDHE issues food safety tips for the holiday season

    KDHE issues food safety tips for the holiday season

    Monday, November 19 2018 12:33 PM EST2018-11-19 17:33:46 GMT

    Kansas Health Officials share important food safety practices as we enter the busy holiday season.

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    Kansas Health Officials share important food safety practices as we enter the busy holiday season.

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  • Haystack Sunday

    Haystack Sunday

    Sunday, November 18 2018 10:40 PM EST2018-11-19 03:40:02 GMT

    Four State kids had a ton of fun over at Joplin's Central Christian Center on Sunday. 

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    Four State kids had a ton of fun over at Joplin's Central Christian Center on Sunday. 

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